Dec 5, 2011
Teaching 3928 Views
Change is constant. Challenges are continuous. Reflections on both needs and results yield positive changes and consequences on the way one faces the future challenges. One of the predominant challenges experienced by many educational societies, institutions and organizations across the world is the need for evaluating and analyzing the impacts of temporal changes apropos in teaching methods and methodologies on teachers and students.
Dec 5, 2011
Career Development 3301 Views
Earning a Bachelor's degree in Education
Anyone interested in earning a Bachelor's degree in education will want to complete their high school education or the equivalent in order to enter into college. There are a variety of paths that people choose in order to pursue their teaching degrees.
Students need a role play in which answers are unknown to their conversation partner, regardless of how well they might know each other. The problem, however, is that a role play often takes too much time to create, set up, explain and initiate in class.
Dec 1, 2011
Other 3385 Views
That education and social media will share borders and encroach on each other's area of influence shouldn't come as a surprise. While the exciting, positive advantages of using social media in education is a topic that can rouse a lively discussion, the serious ethical issues that result from their melding inspire a much more heated debate.
There is a crucial factor in determining whether a learner will be successful in their language learning and that is our beliefs.
Dec 1, 2011
Other 2988 Views
The other day, I was sitting in a think tank meeting, and one of the icebreakers to get our brainstorming session warmed up was to; name three new technologies or innovations which might help improve or even revolutionize education in America. It wasn't a trick question, it was one to get you to think.
"Do you understand?" is one of the worst questions that can be asked in an ESL classroom. Many times students will answer in the affirmative in hopes of understanding later. Instead of asking if they understand, a good ESL teacher will strive to see if the student really does understand or not. This can be accomplished by eliciting information from a student.
No matter how many books you read and how many courses you take, there are some things about being an English teacher which you can only really learn through experiencing them for yourself. As a result, you may end up turning up in a completely new country enthusiastic to start teaching, only to discover that things are not exactly as you imagined they would be.
One of the greatest hindrances to ESL coaching is Teacher Talk Time (TTT). Teacher Talk Time is the amount of time that a teacher spends talking in the class. Since a tradition English class to English speaking students is often dominated by teacher explanations, many teachers think that this should also be the case in an ESL classroom. However, the opposite is true. The less a teacher talks usually the more effective the teacher will be in an ESL class.
Nov 28, 2011
Pronunciation/Phonics 3444 Views
When teaching children how to read using a phonic teaching programme there are various elements which need to be clearly understood. This article focuses on how to teach children the various different vowel sounds.